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1. Magnesium casting technology for structural applications

March 2013
Alan A. Luo

This paper summarizes the melting and casting processes for magnesium alloys. It also reviews the historical development of magnesium castings and their structural uses in the western world since 1921...

2. Review of magnesium-based biomaterials and their applications

March 2018
Nurettin Sezer | Zafer Evis | Said Murat Kayhan | Aydin Tahmasebifar | Muammer Koç

In biomedical applications, the conventionally used metallic materials, including stainless steel, Co-based alloys and Ti alloys, often times exhibit unsatisfactory results such as stress shielding...

3. Overview of advancement and development trend on magnesium alloy

September 2019
Tiancai Xu | Yan Yang | Xiaodong Peng | Jiangfeng Song | Fusheng Pan

Magnesium alloys are characterized by their low density (approximately 1.8 g/cm3 for magnesium alloys), high strength, large modulus of elasticity, good heat dissipation, good shock absorption, greater...

4. Insight of magnesium alloys and composites for orthopedic implant applications – a review

September 2017
R Radha | D Sreekanth

Magnesium (Mg) and its alloys have been widely researched for orthopedic applications recently. Mg alloys have stupendous advantages over the commercially available stainless steel, Co-Cr-Ni alloy and...

5. Plasma electrolytic oxidation of magnesium and its alloys: Mechanism, properties and applications

March 2017
Gh. Barati Darband | M. Aliofkhazraei | P. Hamghalam | N. Valizade

Plasma Electrolyte Oxidation (PEO) process has increasingly been employed to improve magnesium surface properties by fabrication of an MgO-based coating. Originating from conventional anodizing procedures,...

6. Introduction to magnesium alloy processing technology and development of low-cost stir casting process for magnesium alloy and its composites

September 2018
Anil Kumar | Santosh Kumar | N.K. Mukhopadhyay

This paper presents the processing of magnesium alloys and its composite through different stir casting technologies. Design and development of stir casting technology that is suitable for processing...

7. Magnesium matrix composites for biomedical applications: A review

March 2019
Vijay Kumar Bommala | Mallarapu Gopi Krishna | Ch Tirumala Rao

In recent years, a new wave of bioactive, biocompatibility and biodegradable metallic materials were developed for orthopedic applications. Pure Magnesium, Magnesium alloys, Magnesium alloy-based composites...

8. Review on friction stir welding of magnesium alloys

December 2018
Kulwant Singh | Gurbhinder Singh | Harmeet Singh

Friction Stir Welding (FSW) is considered to be the most significant development in metal joining in last two decades. FSW has many advantages when welding magnesium or lightweight alloys. The Friction...

9. A review: Past, present and future of grain refining of magnesium castings

September 2019
Erdem Karakulak

Magnesium is the lightest constructional metal, which makes it an important material for different applications like automotive, transportation, aviation and aerospace. There are several studies about...

10. Recent research and developments on wrought magnesium alloys

September 2017
Sihang You | Yuanding Huang | Karl Ulrich Kainer | Norbert Hort

Wrought magnesium alloys attract special interests as lightweight structural material due to their homogeneous microstructure and enhanced mechanical properties compared to as-cast alloys. In this contribution,...

11. Mechanical and metallurgical properties of friction stir welded dissimilar joints of AZ91 magnesium alloy and AA 6082-T6 aluminium alloy

June 2019
Sameer MD | Anil Kumar Birru

In the present research work, AZ91 magnesium alloy and AA6082-T6 aluminium alloy were joined by friction stir welding process. The comparison of microstructure and mechanical properties between different...

12. Research status and prospects of melt refining and purification technology of magnesium alloys

September 2019
Hanxue Cao | Mengtao Huang | Chengcheng Wang | Siyuan Long | Jili Zha | Guoqiang You

Refining and purification is a significant way to obtain pure and high-quality magnesium alloy melts. This paper summarizes the flux refining methods and non-flux purification methods (blowing purification,...

13. A review of magnesium die-castings for closure applications

June 2019
J.P. Weiler

Vehicle mass reduction in the automotive industry has become an industry-wide objective. Increasing fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission targets for engine-powered vehicles, and ambitions for...

14. Application of novel sol–gel composites on magnesium alloy

September 2019
S. Nezamdoust | D. Seifzadeh | Z. Rajabalizadeh

Application of defect-free, adherent, and corrosion protective sol–gel film on the magnesium alloys is generally difficult. In this study, two novel sol–gel/conversion coating composites were successfully...

15. Fabrication of corrosion-resistant superhydrophobic coating on magnesium alloy by one-step electrodeposition method

June 2019
Tianxu Zheng | Yaobo Hu | Fusheng Pan | Yuxin Zhang | Aitao Tang

A one-step electrodeposition method was used to construct a superhydrophobic coating on the surface of magnesium alloy. Using magnesium nitrate and ethanol solution of stearic acid as electrolyte, four...

16. Influence of rolling directions on microstructure, mechanical properties and anisotropy of Mg-5Li-1Al-0.5Y alloy

December 2015
Tianzi Wang | Tianlong Zhu | Jianfeng Sun | Ruizhi Wu | Milin Zhang

Mg-5Li-1Al-0.5Y alloy was rolled with different directions. The microstructure, mechanical properties and texture of the specimens were investigated with optical microscope, tensile tester and X-ray...

17. Kinetics in Mg-based hydrogen storage materials: Enhancement and mechanism

March 2019
Qun Luo | Jianding Li | Bo Li | Bin Liu | Huaiyu Shao | Qian Li

Mg-based materials have been intensively studied for hydrogen storage applications due to their high energy density up to 2600 Wh/kg or 3700 Wh/L. However, the Mg-based materials with poor kinetics...

18. Recent developments in high-strength Mg-RE-based alloys: Focusing on Mg-Gd and Mg-Y systems

September 2018
Jinghuai Zhang | Shujuan Liu | Ruizhi Wu | Legan Hou | Milin Zhang

Higher strength is always the goal pursued by researchers for the structural materials, especially for the lightweight magnesium (Mg) alloys which generally have relatively low strength at present....

19. Influence of tool rotation speeds on mechanical and morphological properties of friction stir processed nano hybrid composite of MWCNT-Graphene-AZ31 magnesium

September 2019
Sanjay Sharma | Amit Handa | Sahib Sartaj Singh | Deepak Verma

The ever-increasing demand for light weighted hard materials for transportation industries encouraged researchers to develop composites with excellent mechanical properties which can transform it into...

20. Enhancing plastic deformability of Mg and its alloys—A review of traditional and nascent developments

December 2017
Kenneth Kanayo Alaneme | Eloho Anita Okotete

Mg and its alloys have continued to attract interest for several structural and super-sensitive applications because of their light weight and good combination of engineering properties. However for...

21. Dislocations-induced precipitates and their effect on mechanical properties of Mg-Gd-Y-Zr alloy

September 2019
Chao You | Chuming Liu | Yingchun Wan | Bei Tang | Bizheng Wang | Yonghao Gao | Xiuzhu Han

Optical microscope (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM) and tensile machine were used to characterize the microstructures and mechanical properties of as-forged...

22. Improved tensile properties of AZ31 Mg alloy subjected to various caliber-rolling strains

September 2019
Jeong Hun Lee | Byung Je Kwak | Taein Kong | Sung Hyuk Park | Taekyung Lee

A multi-pass caliber rolling has attracted attentions as an alternative to severe plastic deformation processes. The present study enhanced strength and ductility of AZ31 Mg alloy simultaneously through...

23. Mechanical and corrosion behaviour of hydroxyapatite reinforced Mg-Sn alloy composite by squeeze casting for biomedical applications

Available online 24 September 2019
R Radha | D. Sreekanth

Magnesium alloys have gained increasing attention for biomedical applications due to their biocompatibility and the biodegradability. Hydroxyapatite (HA) is known to be a highly bioactive because of...

24. Design of lightweight magnesium car body structure under crash and vibration constraints

June 2014
Morteza Kiani | Imtiaz Gandikota | Masoud Rais-Rohani | Keiichi Motoyama

Car body design in view of structural performance and lightweighting is a challenging task due to all the performance targets that must be satisfied such as vehicle safety and ride quality. In this...

25. Effect of Y and Gd content on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Mg–Y–RE alloys

June 2019
Kang Luo | Liang Zhang | Guohua Wu | Wencai Liu | Wenjiang Ding

In the application of WE43, it is found that Y2O3 inclusion formed in the process of casting seriously reduced the mechanical properties of the products. The reduction of the mechanical properties is...

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